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preparing for a real dietary challenge

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preparing for a real dietary challenge

jujuthomas | Nov 23, 2013 02:03 PM

This late winter or early spring I expect to have surgery on my jaw that will leave me wired shut and eating through a straw for 4-6 weeks. Great diet plan, huh? I'm starting to plan for this now, because I want to have on hand a good group of straw-able recipes that I know taste good! They also have to be dairy, tree nut and mushroom free. One of my big concerns is getting enough protein, since I can't do dairy in my protein shakes. I AM planning to meet with a nutritionist before the surgery to ensure I get enough nutrients each day.
I've made a ginger carrot soup (YUM) and a coconut curry butternut squash soup. I'm learning to make smoothies since my earlier post about diary free protein shakes revealed a definite lack in that area.
I figure black bean or split pea/ham soup can be thinned down with broth and blended, what else? any sites you can suggest? thanks! :)

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